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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: Marian Middle School, a Catholic school serving adolescent girls of all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering their spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional, and physical development in preparation for and successful completion of college preparatory high schools.

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Target demographics: economically disadvantaged girls

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 students in grades five through twelve

Geographic areas served: the St. Louis metropolitan area

Programs: quality, holistic education, enrichment programming, and graduate support.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long time volunteer and supporter, I am so proud of the accomplishments of Marian Middle School students. The curriculum is challenging and students work hard to achieve their goals, while teachers encourage them reach even higher. From middle school, to high school, to college and beyond, Marian Middle School supports girls and their families on their road to success.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marian is making a difference in the lives of the girls and their families everyday!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marian Middle School is a great place for girls to get a quality education and firm foundation for a successful life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was accepted as an incoming 6th grader, and it was a blessing! Sarah thrived, and had opportunities that she would not have had in public school . She went on to the IB program, where she excelled, and she earned a full scholarship to Hofstra University iN NY. She is a freshman at Hofstra this year, and our family still stays in touch with many of her former teachers from Marian. We appreciate everything they did for our child, and our family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter attended Marian Middle School for 6th and 7th grades. We then moved out of STL. She is 16 and was accepted into NYU'S Summer program this year. She (and we, as parents), credits Marian Middle School for building her knowledge, her self-esteem and encouraging her to succeed. I wish that every young lady had the opportunity to be a Marian student.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Marian is a place that truly demonstrates their mission statement. Their number one priority is always the girls. They try to understand the girls' past, enrich their present, and prepare for the future so as to break the cycle of poverty through well-rounded education.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a founding Board member I am honored to have been a part of helping a dedicated group of people that planted the seeds for Marian Middle School.

16 years later, Marian has a 95% graduation rate and helped hundreds of young women prepare for college preparatory high schools on through college. With an emphasis on a quality education, emotional and spiritual support Marian has laid the foundation to help students achieve their potential, and the chance to break the cycle of poverty.

Today Marian is supported by dedicated teachers, staff, volunteers and a donor community that is committed to it's ongoing success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Marian Middle School provides young women with the education and empowerment to look to their futures and know that they can truly accomplish anything. This school gives each student the opportunity to learn and grow, and feel confidence in their abilities to do well and succeed. There is such an uplifting spirit that is shared by the students, parents, faculty, and volunteers that embodies the mission of Educating Girls for Life. The lessons learned go far beyond the classroom and out to the community and hopefully someday the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering my time with Marian Middle School.  I’m constantly inspired by the enthusiasm and tenacity of the students and teachers! The leaders at the school know they need to connect students, families, teachers and the broader community to provide the strongest, most well-rounded curriculum possible and to help the students perform to their full potential.  The education at Marian helps students find success at college prep high schools, into college, and beyond.  They are about to add even more STEM opportunities, and that’s obviously so important since women are underrepresented in these fields.  They definitely Educate Girls for Life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Marian Middle School is an amazing place with passionate teachers and enthusiastic staff members. Everyone in the Marian community goes above and beyond to educate the students for life. Marian not only teaches the typical curriculum, but they also do things like bring in volunteers to have the students do mock interviews, and connect the students with business people in the community. Any student would be lucky to attend Marian Middle School.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This school not only gives young girls an opportunity to transform their lives but teaches them how to be the next generation of leaders. Their STEM initiative hits it out of the park. Great people doing great things!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's an amazing school school and a wonderful place for girls to evolve and become wonderful women